Wednesday, March 21, 2012
He built them an arky-arky

I am really enjoying making this baby blanket! So far I've just worked on the cute motifs. Crocheting the actual blanket may get a bit tedious, but I think that this is going to be so cute that I'll be anxious to finish and get the whole thing completed!

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Back to hooking

I've done quite a few knitting projects lately, and haven't done much in crochet. A friend is expecting her first nephew, and I decided to crochet a baby blanket. I was going to do a name blanket, but the parents haven't chosen a name yet. They mentioned, though, that they were planning a Noah's Ark theme, so when I saw this adorable pattern online, I just had to buy it!

I'm really having fun creating the adorable motifs for this blanket. So far, I've made the giraffe, elephant and bird. I also added a cute lion to the mix.

For some reason I'm not loving the turtle, so I think that I'll make 3 fish and the ark - then time for the blanket itself.

I'm really enjoying working on this, and think the finished blanket will be cute!

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Beth's Scarf

Today I finished this lacey scarf which will be a birthday present for my co-worker, Beth. I used a colorful sock yarn for this light summer scarf.

The pattern isn't complicated, but as I am still a beginner, this is the most advanced pattern I have attempted to date. It was a lesson in patience and tinking. I had to un-knit many rows while making this scarf, and with each corrected mistake, my confidence grew.

There were two noticeable mistakes that I was able to catch and camouflage when I finished this scarf. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I hope that Beth will like it!